Author Guidelines

The journal accepts manuscripts written in both Bahasa Indonesia and English languages. Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original contributions and should not have been published earlier or under consideration by any other publisher. Republishing specific papers already published elsewhere is only considered under special circumstances (with due copyright permission) if such papers are deemed worthy of wider circulation and at the request of the author.

  1. All manuscripts submitted to the journal must through a similarity checker. The task will be taken by an editor.
  2. As an author(s), you should first download the journal template HERE to help you follow the journal layout.
  3. Before submitting your papers, please register HERE to get your author account. You might then follow the "How to Submit Paper" workflows or watch this video "How to Submit Paper to Ihyaussunnah: Jurnal Ilmi Hadis dan Living Sunnah.
  4. Once you finish submitting the manuscripts, you might log out from your author account. You may often check your paper's status through your author account.
  5. Regarding the bibliography/references, the journal applies the Modern Humanities Research Association 3rd edition (note with bibliography). Therefore, we hope the author(s) are concerned about it. In addition, it is fully suggested that the author(s) use reference manager tools such as Mendeley    

1. Introduction

Al Daulah: Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan, with registered number ISSN 2303-050X (print), ISSN 2580-5797 (online) is a scholarly journal. This journal publication deals with various common issues and recent developments related to librarianship, information, and archive science. Its main aim is to spread scholarly works, conceptual thoughts, and ideas related to the subject area. The author(s) are encouraged to write the introduction properly.

2. How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address

The manuscript title should be written at the top of the first page in 16-point Cambria font, aligned to the right. The author's name (without academic degrees), affiliation address, and email address should also be aligned to the right under the article title. One space should be left between the title and the author's name. The abstract should come next, followed by keywords arranged in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons. Keywords should be limited to three to five words. If the article is written in Indonesian, the title must be written in Indonesian and then translated into English, and vice versa. When listing the authors, the responsible author or corresponding author should be listed first, followed by the second, third, and so on. Communication regarding the article revision and final statement will be sent via email to the corresponding author only. If there are multiple authors, their names should be separated by commas. If an author's name consists of at least two words, the first name should not be shortened. If an author's name is only one word, it should be written as is. However, in the online version, it will be written as two words with the same name repeated for metadata indexing.

3. The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text's general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is an authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submission and publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of Al Daulah: Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan  (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through an Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS)
  5. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded (see above).
  6. The manuscript's online submission can be viewed in the part of the online submission guidelines above.
  7. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the  Al Daulah: Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  8. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles in order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method (h), the research findings and discussion (i), the conclusion (j), the references.
  9. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Theoretical Review, Writing Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) should be numbered in the Arabic numbering order starting from one. The subtitles are written in bold and in title case format. It uses the left-text alignment without underlining. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format or 6700 - 7500 words, It should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  10. The manuscript must be written in  English as the standard language. The manuscript should consist of fifteen (15) to twenty-five (25) pages including pictures and tables. The manuscript text should be written as this article template in the camera-ready mode. The article is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with custom margins as follows: left 25 mm, right 20 mm, bottom 20 mm, and top 30 mm.
  11. The text of the articles must be in Cambria, 11pt font size, 1.5 line spacing, and separated into one column.
  12. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. Foreign terms or words should be avoided for the article in Bahasa Indonesia. Each paragraph started 10mm from the left side border while there are no spaces among paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  13. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The picture attachments should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution, and line space are seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the center between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the center of the page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.

4. The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multiple interpretations. It has to be pinpointed with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by their explanations. The article title should be written within twelve words, in 11pt-sized font, with the bold selection, and in the center text format. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum and followed by three to five keywords.

Introduction: The introduction of a scientific article should provide a brief background and literature review, which will serve as the foundation for the new research question, the main research problems, the hypothesis, and statements of the brand-new article. The purpose of the article writing should also be stated in the final part of the introduction. Unlike a research report, scientific articles do not include references in the main text but these should be included in the literature review to demonstrate the novelty of the article.

The literature review: A literature review is an important section of a research paper that provides a systematic description of previous studies relevant to the research. This section analyzes the strengths and limitations of prior research and explains how the current work aims to refine or develop it. It also includes a theoretical basis, basic concepts, and principles required for problem-solving related to the research. The literature review can take various forms such as qualitative descriptions, mathematical models, concepts, or tools related to the study. All cited sources must be listed in the reference list.

Research Methods: The following section explains the methods used to solve problems, including analytic methods, during the research process.

Discussion and Result: This section includes the results of the research and their corresponding discussion. The research results must be backed by adequate data. The research results and discoveries must align with the research hypothesis proposed earlier in the introduction.

Conclusion: This is the last section of the research paper that presents the conclusions and recommendations. The conclusions should not simply repeat the results and discussions but rather summarize the findings concerning the research hypothesis and objectives. The recommendations should provide suggestions for further research based on the findings.

References: To ensure the credibility of an article, it is important to provide a complete list of all the references used. This list should only include primary sources, such as scientific journals, with at least 80% of all references being from such sources. Additionally, the references used should have been published within the last decade. Each article should contain a minimum of ten references.

5. The Guidelines for the Citations and References

When including data or quotes from other authors' articles in an article, it is important to attach reference sources to them. To facilitate this, the journal recommends the use of a reference application management tool such as Mendeley. The writing format used in Al Daulah: Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan follows the format applied by the Modern Humanities Research Association 3rd edition (note with bibliography).

6. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (the second procedure is preferable):

  1. The document should be submitted by the Online Submission System in the Al Daulah: Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan
  2. Firstly, the author should register as an author or reviewer  in the “Register
  3. After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, and click on “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages: (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, choose Journal Section (Full Article), and check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MS Word format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract, and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact The Author’s Guideline of Al Daulah: Jurnal Hukum Pidana dan Ketatanegaraan editorial team at